Even in this business, not all professional wrestlers get along. We’ve heard stories over the years of superstars having legitimate hatred for one another. We all know about The Rock and John Cena being at odds before their historic match at WrestleMania 28 and then carrying it over at WrestleMania 29. Those kinds of feuds make this business great, but they also show egos and resentment get in the way at times.
According to lore and later corroborated by other wrestlers, Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson got into one of the craziest and most dangerous fights of all time. In October 1993, Sid and Arn Anderson got into an argument at their hotel bar while in Germany on tour. It started off innocent enough but escalated quickly.
Ironically, Sid insulted Ric Flair, who was and still is Anderson’s best friend. The two were separated but after thinking it over, Sid went back to Anderson’s room to settle the argument. He allegedly hit Anderson over the head with a hotel chair leg when Arn answered the door. The two ended up spilling into the hallway where a vicious, bloody assault ensued involving a pair of scissors.
You can figure out the rest. Anyone who says tempers don’t flare between opponents just doesn’t understand the business. We all know both wrestlers would live to fight another day. That’s just one example of the “reality” in this business. Here is a look at five other backstage feuds that had a major impact on the wrestling business.